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Big Ten Rankings of Powah

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Well it certainly was an exciting week for Big Ten basketball. Purdue pulled off an upset against Ohio State and Iowa pulled out a win over Michigan State. And Minnesota got a huge win on the road against Penn State. Let's take a look at the BSD power rankings. Then you can check out Gopher Nation on Tuesday night to see the overall power rankings as voted by the Big Ten Bloggers. You can expect Penn State to take a hit from last week.

The BSD Big Ten Power Rankings of The Big Ten
Rank Team Previous Last Week
1 Wisconsin
13-2 (3-0)
2 W – 70-60 Illinois If they can get 22 points from Trevon Hughes every night look out.
2 Indiana
14-1 (3-0)
3 W - 78-64 @Michigan
W - 62-58 Illinois
Holding serve this week against some B10 bottom feeders.
3 Michigan State
14-2 (2-1)
1 W – 78-75 Purdue
L - 36-43 @Iowa
36 points won’t beat many teams.
4 Purdue
11-5 (2-1)
5 L - 75-78 @ Michigan State
W – 75-68 Ohio State
Nice win against OSU and almost upset MSU. Watch out for this team.
5 Ohio State
12-4 (3-1)
4 W – 79-48 Iowa
L - 68-75 @Purdue
On again off again was off again in West Lafayette.
6 Minnesota
12-3 (2-1)
7 W – 82-63 Northwestern
W – 76-73 @Penn State
Should have lost to PSU, but…yeah.
7 Penn State
10-5 (2-1)
6 L – 73-76 Minnesota Young team has to learn the importance of fundamentals.
8 Iowa
8-9 (1-3)
9 L - 48-79 @Ohio State
W – 43-36 Michigan State
Lucky win over MSU. Need a few more to get some respect.
9 Illinois
8-9 (0-4)
8 L - 60-70 @Wisconsin
L - 58-62 @Indiana
Still looking for that first B10 win.
10 Michigan
5-11 (1-3)
11 L - 64-78 @Indiana
W - 78-68 @Northwestern
Big win at NU should keep them out of the B10 basement.
11 Northwestern
5-8 (0-4)
10 L - 63-82 @Minnesota
L – 68-78 Michigan
It looked like their one chance for a win this year was Michigan at home.